Friday, 28 December 2012

What's Been Happening Lately.

Yay! A proper post, finally. The last month has been pretty busy at work, the usual excuse. Just when you thought that all the big jobs are finished and can finally enjoy the wind down to the Christmas holiday someone else comes up with a 'strategic plan' or 'initiative' that really has no bearing on the quality of work that is produced but keeps us busy and looks very good on paper. Must shake off leftover jadedness and focus on the fun stuff.

So what's been happening in the last couple of months that I've neglected the blog?

1. I pulled off my Gingham Style birthday party.

A bit hard to tell but hubby is also wearing gingham. After weeks of praying for warm weather so I can have a pool party it turned out to be quite a cool day. Nobody braved the unheated pool. It was stinking hot on the day of my early family Christmas party and I never wished for a hot day ever again.

2. My brother got married!

The happy couple. It was a beautiful and emotional wedding. Hubby and I enjoyed it more than our own.

They entrusted me with this for the day. We're really not the best people to mind marriage certificates seeing as we lost ours on our wedding day.

I was in charge of the cake. There were many beautiful photos taken of the day. This was not one of them. I point and click.

This is the bride's bouquet. It consisted of lots and lots of mini pin wheels which the bride, groom and bride's daughter spent many months cutting and creating. They've been cutting since June! It turned out so well. This artistic shot was taken with my camera but obviously not by me.

Gorgeous details of the bridal gown. 

Something blue.

Pin wheel buttonierre.
3. I put on a lot of weight. 
I noticed on my birthday that my clothes have started to become a bit tight. In the leadup to my brother's wedding I had serious doubts if I was still going to be able to fit into the dress I bought in July which I blogged about here. On the day, I managed to just fit into it but it was poking me in several places and wished that I had just gone with option B which was the last photo I posted here.

4. I was going to change the blog's name.

I haven't had to do a 3 am feed for months so I thought it's time to embrace a new name. I've already even picked it and everything. Then I discovered that my 3 am feeding days are not over just yet.

5. I found out the reason for my weight gain (and incidentally my facial breakout I complained about here)

In case you haven't figured it out from the previous two points...

Coming to a hospital near me 30 June 2013. Bubby was born on the 1st of June. 

Surprised? Me too! When I discovered my pants and skirts were getting a bit tight I was reluctant but resigned to start exercising. If it wasn't for a bottle of wine that my brother gave me for my birthday I wouldn't have peed on a stick and wouldn't have found out I was pregnant, well at least not until morning sickness kicked in at around 6 weeks. My first thought when I saw the two lines was 'Dammit, I should have just drank that wine first.' Anyway it will be another two years before I could drink again probably. For the first 5 weeks of this pregnancy I have eaten sushi just about every single day. And not just any sushi but the kind that is sold cheap at the end of the day just before the shop closes. A big no no. I was also on antibiotics that you're supposed to avoid during pregnancy. All's well though.The reactions from our parents when we announced this pregnancy was very different from say my dad's jumping up and fist pumping the air exclaiming "YES!" when we announced my first pregnancy. This time around we were met with "Oh no" and "You haven't even recovered from this one yet." Yeah, pretty much the same reactions we had.

So there you have it. 2013 should be pretty exciting or madness, depends on whether you're a bystander or having a baby with a 2 year old in tow.


  1. Bubby's Mummy, big congrats to you and your hubby.

    I'm so excited for you!!! Will you be finding out the baby's gender or will you keep it a surprise. I bet Bubby will love to have a partner in crime. :)

    I had a lot of el cheapo sushi too with by first Bubba, I'd say for about the first 8 weeks of my pregnancy. It was the only thing I could hold down and I had no idea I had morning sickness so I gorged on sushi. Bubba is about to turn 5 in a few months and is the picture of health now.

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and hope 2013 is jam packed with good health, happiness and excitement.


    1. Thanks, BB. Yes, we will be finding out the gender but I still have 7 weeks to go until then.

      I really miss sushi. I may be more excited about the prospect of being able to eat sushi again than the actual birth.

  2. Congrats again!! I'm so excited for you...... and a little bit tired just thinking about the concept of being pregnant with an 18 month old.

    1. Thanks, Nic. I'm tired all the time anyway from working and running around after Bubby. By the time my holidays are over I'll be almost at the halfway mark! Scary.